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An Array-Based Sensor for the Detection of Toxic Industrial Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
53252
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C011-0069
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IDAHO TECHNOLOGY
IDAHO TECHNOLOGY 390 WAKARA WAY SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: An Array-Based Sensor for the Detection of Toxic Industrial Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: F33615-01-M-6065
Award Amount: $99,892.00
 

Abstract:

Development of single use, freeze-dried PCR reagents for use with the Idaho Technology Ruggedized Advanced Pathogen Identification Device (RAPIDT system) or other commercially available real-time PCR devices is proposed. These reagents will have extendedstability at ambient temperature thus allowing sensitive PCR methods to be used in non-laboratory environments for the rapid detection of biological agents. Preliminary results using freeze-dried reagents containing all the components required for a PCRreaction, including enzyme, oligonucleotide primers and fluorescently labeled probes have demonstrated the potential of the proposed system. These prototype reagents have already been successfully deployed with the RAPID in select USAir Force exercises.We propose to extend our work on the freeze-drying technology to maximize long-term reagent stability, maintain maximum fluorescent signal and implement protocols for the production of these reagents as a commercial product. It is anticipated that thesereagents can be launched in military and non-military markets for use with a variety of commercially available real-time PCR instrumentation.As PCR is validated and deployed for the detection of infectious and biowarfare agents, a substantial market forready-to-use reagents will be created. Idaho Technology can provide lyophilized, GMP compliant PCR reagents to support this need.

Principal Investigator:

Deepika de Silva
Director, Biochemistry
8017366354
deepika@idahotech.com

Business Contact:

Todd Ritter
Director, Business
8017366354
todd@idahotech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IDAHO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
390 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108

EIN/Tax ID: 820439851
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No